The answer to that question is true, that’s exactly why we do it.
This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published December 18, 2019 as “Is Heat Treating used to change the physical properties of fasteners?” during episode 147 of Fully Threaded Radio.
Sometimes we heat treat Fasteners or any metal for that matter in order to change the mechanical properties of the material. Sometimes it is to make the material stronger, to make it more fatigue resistant or to make it softer, and sometimes just to make it completely soft.
Heat Treating is fundamental to the Fastener manufacturing process It is very important to anyone who is involved with manufacturing, using, or inspecting Fasteners. We cover this topic thoroughly during the faster training week programs for the certified Fastener specialist at the Faster Training Institute, So if you want to know more about how heat treating can be used to affect the physical properties of Fasteners, you should come to one of the faster training institutes training programs.